View Single Post
Old 01-07-2012, 07:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
NachtRitter
NightKnight
 
NachtRitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Placerville, CA
Posts: 1,594

RippinRoo - '05 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5 GT
Subaru
90 day: 21.16 mpg (US)

Helga - '00 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
TEAM VW AUDI Group
Diesel
90 day: 53.91 mpg (US)

Olga - '03 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon
90 day: 46.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 303
Thanked 310 Times in 186 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by TedV View Post
If your TDi wont get up to temp, even with grill blocked, you just might need a thermostat. My 98 Jetta would never get to 190. Actually, the needle almost never moved off ice cold. I tested the TS out of the motor along with a new one in a pan of water on the stove. They both operated the same at the same temp in the pan. The new one actually lets the motor get to 190 in the car tho. YMMV
Yep, good input... I'll be looking for another thermostat pretty soon.

  Reply With Quote